Dora Mace-Kokota


Dora is a finance partner specialising in advising major international financial institutions, owners and other players in relation to general finance, ship finance, restructuring, secondary trade and leasing matters.

Her specialism is ship and offshore finance, including ECA-backed finance transactions, sale and purchase, leasing, joint ventures, shipbuilding contracts, ship registration matters, secondary trade transactions, restructuring and enforcement. Dora has experience in these fields and regularly advises on high profile international financing and restructuring matters.

She acts for a broad range of international banks and other financial institutions, including export credit agencies as well as major ship owners and shipyards in relation to all types of vessels (LNGs, cargo vessels, containers, chemical tankers, VLCCs, yachts and cruise ships). She boasts particular experience in Europe, parts of Asia and the USA. Dora is instructed regularly if not exclusively by several leading international financial institutions in the context of major syndicated, club and other deals concerning financings made available to one of the largest operators of vessels in the world, one of the largest shipowners in the world and one of the largest providers of critical infrastructure assets to the offshore energy industry.

More recently, Dora has become an industry expert and leader in relation to LIBOR substitution and DAC6 regulations. She has also contributed to the fourth edition of the leading ship finance industry handbook, Shipping Finance.

Dora's direct, commercial, pro-active and pragmatic approach is highlighted and appreciated by clients.

One of the most intelligent and diligent lawyers I have met. The transactions she has advised on could not have completed without her.

Derek Wu (Hongliang), Director, Business Division 1, Transport Finance Department, The Export-Import Bank of China